Delivering A Sustainable Future for Direct Mail The Government’s environmental priorities and review of waste policies The SMP Annual Conference: 19 May 2011 Simon Dawes, Policy Adviser – Waste Programme
Review has a 2030 horizon but with a clear focus on what can be delivered in this Parliament.
Aims to deliver a Zero Waste Economy: not an economy where no waste is produced or landfilled, but one where all material resources are fully valued – financially and environmentally – and are re-used, recycled or recovered wherever possible.
Preventing waste wherever it occurs
Helping local communities to develop local solutions for collecting and dealing with waste
Continuing to increase recycling rates of both households and businesses
Collection systems deliver material streams of a sufficiently high quality
Energy from waste which cannot be recycled provides a valuable resource to local communities and businesses and helps with our renewable energy targets
Continuing to drive waste away from landfill . Disposal is the option of last resort.
An effective approach to tackling waste crime
All Delivered in context of LOCALISM and BIG SOCIETY